Why do some of us age gracefully and others don’t? How do our bodies and minds experience aging at the cellular and molecular level? Why do we even age to begin with? And maybe most importantly, can we do anything about it?

Join host Gordon Lithgow at the Buck Institute in California as he speaks with some of the brightest scientific stars on the planet to search for – and actually find answers to – these questions and many more.

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Gordon Lithgow

A native of Scotland, Dr. Lithgow received his PhD from the University of Glasgow and obtained further training at Ciba Geigy AG in Basel, Switzerland, and at the University of Colorado. He established his lab studying the biology of aging at the University of Manchester, England, before moving it to the Buck Institute in 2000.

Dr. Lithgow has been recognized for his research with a Glenn Award for Research in Biological Mechanisms of Aging, a senior scholarship from the Ellison Medical Foundation, and the Tenovus Award for Biomedical Research. He has served on many national advisory panels in both the UK and the US, including the National Institute on Aging’s Board of Scientific Counselors, and has served as the chair of biological sciences at the Gerontology Society of America. He has partnered with biotechnology companies in sponsored research and has strong collaborations in preclinical research on diseases such as osteoporosis and Parkinson’s disease.

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The Purpose and Promise of Longer Lives
What role does the immune system play in aging? How do senescent cells evade it and promote inflammation? And what…
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Immunity and Beyond
What role does the immune system play in aging? How do senescent cells evade it and promote inflammation? And what…
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Exploring the Wild World Within
How do different cells in our bodies age differently? What exactly happens when a neuron takes out its trash? In…
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The Secrets of Centenarians
Is aging truly inevitable? Can we study the genetics of long-lived people to learn how to delay or reverse aging?…
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The Nature of Aging
Aging appears to progress similarly across species, from worms and flies to mice and humans, and involves pathways related to…
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Training to Age Better
What is the relationship between stress, metabolism, and aging? How can we use “good” stress to enhance our ability to…
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Understanding Senescence
Dr. Campisi has been at the forefront of studying cellular senescence for decades, revealing the mysteries of these not-exactly-dead cells…
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An Information Theory of Aging
Is life essentially an information process driven by biochemical interactions? If so, can we simply correct any errors in that…
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Why do we age?
When we think of aging, we typically think of human aging, but the biological processes that cause cellular damage are…
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Hi, I’m Gordon Lithgow. I’m a scientist who is looking at ways we can make getting older- better! This doesn't…
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